You see them everywhere, declarations of love. Where somewhere else you’d see expressions of hatred, bigotry, intolerance, Italians scream their devotion. Reason number 213849 to love Italy.
It’s true, the fans of city rivals, “Roma” and “Lazio” calcio clubs, don’t like each other very much. They call the opponent “rabbit”. Auch!
Other than this they love and are not shy to tell it to the world. I have gathered some examples below (some of which will be familiar form previous posts).
But the most striking thing I saw (yet not photograph) was a scene in front of a hospital in Rome. While in it a child must have been fighting for his or her life, outside relatives and friends have left get-well notes and messages on big banners, posters and the like. I thought it was all to greet a celebrity of some sorts, but this is how a disease is fought around here. With open displays of affection.
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